Heidi Ellison

Heidi Ellison, a long-time Paris resident, is a freelance journalist specializing in art, travel and literature. Her articles have been published in dozens of international publications, and she has contributed to a number of guidebooks on Paris and France.

The Essence of Style

November 15, 2005 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Potpourri

Black Is So 17th Century Plus ça change…. There may be nothing new under the sun, but the Sun King himself had plenty of nouveautés up his billowing sleeve. Almost everything we know about fashion today, according to Joan DeJean’s … Read More

Gaya Rive Gauche

November 1, 2005 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

Fun with the Whole Fish Christian Ghion decorated Pierre Gagnaire’s new restaurant, Gaya. Photo: Jacques Gavard Those who can’t afford to eat at superstar chef Pierre Gagnaire’s three-star restaurant in the Hôtel Balzac can now get an idea of what … Read More

Il ne Faut Jurer de Rien

Swashbuckling Comedy

October 11, 2005 | By Heidi Ellison | Film

Are you ready for a swashbuckling French costume comedy? Here it is: Il ne Faut Jurer de Rien, starring Gérard Jugnot, star of last year’s surprise box-office smash Les Choristes, and Mélanie Doutey, the new French screen sweetheart, who made … Read More

Thomas Fersen

October 4, 2005 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Art & Culture

Madmen and Pets Thomas Fersen as seen by Jean Baptiste Mondino. Thomas Fersen, considered a representative of the “nouvelle chanson française” along with Vincent Delerm, Bénabar and Cali, falls into the large category of French singer/songwriters who are more interesting … Read More

Gaspard de la Nuit

September 27, 2005 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

Solid Comfort A place for a cozy, quiet meal of reliable quality. When you’re in the mood for a calm dinner in a warm, cozy, old-fashioned setting with no DJ playing loud music or trendy French youth puffing away on … Read More

La Rentrée Littéraire Sept. 2005

September 20, 2005 | By Heidi Ellison | Books

On the Prolixity of French Writers It’s time for that peculiarly French tradition: the rentrée littéraire. Every fall, when France comes back to life after the long summer holidays, an avalanche of new books is published, timed to be eligible … Read More

Café des Techniques

August 2, 2005 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

Techniques for Eating Well A large model ship is the restaurant’s centerpiece. One of the loveliest places to have lunch in Paris is a well-kept secret. The Café des Techniques is housed in the Musée des Arts et Métiers (see … Read More

Lunching in the Market

July 26, 2005 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

Bons Enfants Rouges Julien Cancoin, owner of La Rotisserie Enfants Rouges. One of the joys of Paris – and one that many tourists bypass – is its food markets, some of them permanent (e.g., the Marché d’Aligre, Marché Saint-Quentin) and … Read More